Faith and its role in public policy development

Today we’re talking about faith and public policy. The intersection of the two has been highlighted this week by Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., and his pointed comments on climate change, immigration and homelessness. Similar conversations are also happening here in Alaska where interfaith religious groups have lead campaigns to expand Medicaid and increase environmental protections. Today we’ll talk about the role faith plays in developing public policy in Alaska.

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HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Rev. Michael Burke, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Patrina Davis, parishioner, Bethel Chapel, Anchorage Faith & Action Congregations Together
  • Pastor Julia Seymour, Lutheran Church of Hope, Anchorage Faith & Action Congregations Together

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne